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Celebrating History: Drought strikes Havre


August 2, 2019

Emily Mayer

The drought continued to be the leading news in the Havre Plaindealer 100 years ago. There was little rain, and C. W. Ling, the local weather observer, reported the temperatures of July 1919 were the hottest in 39 years. That would have been 1874, before Fort Assinniboine was built, the railroad came through and homesteaders were few and far between in the area.

Because of the drought, the city implemented water restrictions.


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